Friday, January 20, 2006

Fischel on Poletown and Kelo

William Fischel (Dartmouth College Dept of Economics) has posted a short article from Regulation Magazine on SSRN.  In the article, Before Kelo, Fischel takes a fascinating look at the notorious Poletown case, arguing convincingly that the project might not have gone forward had it been funded by Detroit taxpayers rather than by state and federal grants.  Fischel also argues that the Kelo project likely wouldn't have gone forward if it had been funded on a local, rather than state, level.

Ben Barros

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